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Maira Kalman
Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer. She has created many covers for The New Yorker, including the famous map of Newyorkistan (created with Rick Meyerowitz). Ms. Kalman's twelve children's books include Max Makes a Million, Stay Up Late, Swami on Rye, and What Pete Ate. She also... show more

Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer. She has created many covers for The New Yorker, including the famous map of Newyorkistan (created with Rick Meyerowitz). Ms. Kalman's twelve children's books include Max Makes a Million, Stay Up Late, Swami on Rye, and What Pete Ate. She also has designed fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, sets for the Mark Morris Dance Company, and, with her late husband Tibor Kalman under the M&Co. label, clocks, umbrellas, and other accessories for the Museum of Modern Art. Ms. Kalman's work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan.
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 4 years ago
I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matche...
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 4 years ago
Genre: Animals / Collection / Surrealism / Bedtime Stories Year Published: 1988 Year Read: 2015 Publisher: Viking Kestrel Now, I will admit that I have never read any book from Maira Kalman before and this book, “Hey Willy, See the Pyramids” is the first book I had read from Maira Kalman....
Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it 5 years ago
Although I consider young adult fiction to be a guilty pleasure of mine, sometimes I don’t feel quite so guilty about it. Despite the fact that Daniel Handler’s YA novel Why We Broke Up feels even more juvenile than most picks from the young adult genre because it is a picture book (artist Maira Kal...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
I'd been wanting to read this book for a long time, but I was somewhat disappointed when I finally got to it. The format is intriguing--a set of letters connected to "objects" (matchbox, movie poster, etc.) that a girl returns to her ex-boyfriend at the end of the relationship. First I had to suspen...
kvela
kvela rated it 5 years ago
Why we broke up is a letter written by Min to her ex-boyfriend Ed as she is on her way to drop of a box that contains all the items that are associated with their relationship. Ed is one of the school jocks, and Min is an unpopular girl obsessed with classic films. Min pours her heart out as she wr...
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